Prevent Costly Repairs with these Monthly HVAC Maintenance Tips

Save Your Wallet and Your Comfort: Monthly HVAC Maintenance Tips

Minnesota winters are no joke, and neither are scorching summer days. Keeping your HVAC system running smoothly is crucial for year-round comfort, but who wants to deal with a costly breakdown right when you need it most?

Luckily for homeowners and business owners, we’re all about keeping your comfort affordable. That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of monthly HVAC maintenance tips to help you prevent major issues and extend the lifespan of your system.

  1. Check and Replace Your Air Filters

This might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how often it’s overlooked. A clean filter improves air quality and increases the efficiency of your HVAC system, reducing the strain on your unit. For pet owners or high-traffic businesses, it’s highly recommended to check your filters even more frequently.

  1. Keep Your AC and Heating Units Free of Debris

Walk outside and take a look at your outdoor units. Leaves, dirt, and other debris can clog your system and hinder its efficiency. Gently clean around the unit and remove any debris. For indoor units, dust any vents to prevent dust buildup and ensure optimal airflow and reduced wear and tear.

  1. Inspect Insulation on Refrigerant Lines

Located on the external part of your air conditioner, these lines should be well insulated. This small check can prevent energy loss and keep your system running efficiently, especially during those hot Minnesota summers.

  1. Listen for Unusual Noises

Sometimes your HVAC speaks to you, and not always in a good way. If you hear unusual noises coming from your furnace or air conditioner, it might be hinting at a deeper issue. Catching these sounds early can mean the difference between a simple fix and a major repair.

  1. Schedule Professional Inspections

While there’s a lot you can do on your own, some tasks need a professional touch. Having a qualified technician from Schwantes Heating and Air Conditioning inspect your system can help catch issues before they escalate. Think of it as a wellness check-up for your HVAC!

By following these simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to a trouble-free HVAC system and a more comfortable (and budget-friendly) home or business. But remember, if you ever experience an HVAC emergency, don’t hesitate to call Schwantes Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. at (651) 439-3331. We’re here for you 24/7.